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Grief compounds makeup work after absences

Grief compounds makeup work after absences

Lilly Lim, Sports Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Feature

After missing one day of school from being sick, students often struggle to catch up and learn the previous day’s lessons, turn in missing assignments and make up quizzes or tests. However, when a family member passes away, students find themselves stuck trying to balance their grief with a mounting...

P.E. classes can lead to life-long loathing of exercise

Jacqueline Guillena, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019


Filed under Feature, Health

Adults who embrace or loathe physical activity often credit childhood experiences for their views about exercise. Unsurprisingly, one factor stands out: whether they did or did not enjoy P.E. class in school. Physical education is often regarded as a subject of humor or parody — who hasn’t seen the...

Stockton ranks second in California for syphilis STD

Kalani Williams, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019


Filed under Feature, Health

San Joaquin County ranks second in the state, after San Francisco, for syphilis rates. Syphilis, an STD caused by a bacterial infection known as Treponema pallidum, is a spirochaete bacterium with subspecies that cause the diseases syphilis, bejel, and yaws. People may not know that they have syphilis...

#MeToo movement changes traditional ‘birds and bees’ conversation

Jason Aquino, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019


Filed under Feature, Health

"#MeToo and the Kavanaugh allegations have made us all aware of sexual pressuring, consent, and how things can go wrong" -licensed marriage and family therapist Jill Whitney “Hey, son. Let’s talk.” For many students, “the talk” is a pivotal point in their lives: it is the moment when a pare...

FDA cracks down on Juul’s teen marketing efforts

FDA cracks down on Juul’s teen marketing efforts

Sydney Jasper and Heidi Wright

January 8, 2019


Filed under Feature, Health, Showcase

After decades of seeing smoking rates decline, groups like the American Lung Association were hopeful that younger generations would eliminate the habit. However, some argue that a new addictive product being marketed toward teens is reversing that trend: JUUL e-cigarettes. Billed as a safer alternative...

Dear Santa: From a loyal vegan

Dear Santa: From a loyal vegan

Alisa Aistrup, Feature Editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under Dear Santa, Feature, Uncategorized

Dear Santa, I was initiated to the cult of veganism on March 3rd of this year, and it was the greatest decision I’ve made in my entire life. I was reborn on that very day, baptized into a greener, healthier realm; I became a new and improved version of myself. All I ask for this holiday season is for e...

Dear Santa: Halt time for me

Sydney Jasper, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019


Filed under Dear Santa, Feature, Uncategorized

Dear Santa, This year I have a peculiar request. Every year everything spins so fast I don’t feel like I get time to enjoy just being. My request is for time to slow down. I want you to take the reins and slow time down for a little while. Everyone is always spinning inside their own world worried...

Dear Santa: We were on a BREAK

Dear Santa: We were on a BREAK

Jasmine Castillo, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019


Filed under Dear Santa, Feature, Uncategorized

Dear Santa, Santa this holiday all I want is a break from the chaos. I want a break from the suffering. A break from mothers and fathers and sister and brothers crying with pure agony because of the loss this cruel world provides them with. I am tired of animals being used for their extravagant parts...

Dear Santa: I can’t smell

Dear Santa: I can’t smell

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under Dear Santa, Feature, Uncategorized

Dear Santa, It’s been a few months since I found out that I cannot smell — and that it wasn’t just because I wasn’t “concentrating hard enough” as I had so brilliantly believed before. For 15 years, I pushed my smell problems to the back of my mind, because I didn’t think it was important....

Dear Santa: We live in a society

Dear Santa: We live in a society

Dylan Eguiluz, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019


Filed under Dear Santa, Feature, Uncategorized

Dear Santa, This year all I want is for Christmas is to return to the good old days. Throw me back in time, back to the “dark ages” where all I had to worry about was the Bubonic plague and famine. I am aware this seems like a joke but it would be great to escape the claustrophobia of the information...

Dear Santa: Bring the rise of Socialism in America

Dear Santa: Bring the rise of Socialism in America

Devyn Inong, Graphics Editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under Dear Santa, Feature, Uncategorized

December 4, 2018 Dear Santa, It’s December now. The majority of my friends are stressing out about finals, all my family members are worrying about buying gifts, and it seems that the entirety of humanity is focused on spreading the holiday spirit. The oncoming holiday daze also means that Christmas...

Dear Santa: Sad boy hours

Bailey Kirkeby, Managing Editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under Dear Santa, Feature, Uncategorized

Dear Santa, As you may have noticed, my name has not appeared in your stack of letters for many years — but I am back with one final request. This year, when I am awoken by my grandparents’ dog on Christmas morning and enter their jubilant living room, I do not want to see a gift for me under...

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